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Title: Effects of graded distribution of scattering centers on ballistic transport

The transmission coefficient of a two dimensional scattering region connected to ideal leads was calculated for the case of electrons interacting with an inhomogeneous distribution of repulsive or attractive scattering centers. The scattering centers with Gaussian profiles were positioned at regular intervals perpendicular to the transport direction, but were spaced according to a power law along this direction. The transmission function was obtained using a scattering formalism based on the R-matrix method. The simulations revealed that although, overall, the transmission coefficient decreases and becomes almost monotonously dependent on energy as the inhomogeneity of both attractive and repulsive scattering centers increases, the redistribution of transmission between open channels depends on the type of scattering centers.
Authors:
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  1. Faculty of Physics, Materials and Devices for Electronics and Optoelectronics Research Center, University of Bucharest, P.O. Box MG-11, 077125 Magurele-Ilfov (Romania)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22305724
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRONS; GAUSSIAN PROCESSES; R MATRIX; SCATTERING; TRANSMISSION; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS